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Henry’s future up in the air

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityHenry, listed as questionable on the injury report, was back at practice Friday for the first time since injuring his leg against Indianapolis last week. “If there is no setback with where he’s at, he will play,” Shanahan said. However, Broncos receiver Javon Walker will not play against the Chargers, Shanahan said. Walker still has swelling in his surgically repaired right knee. He thought he’d be ready for the Pittsburgh game Oct. 21. The Broncos have a bye week after San Diego. Shanahan said Henry dropped by his house Thursday night and they chatted about the incident for around an hour. But he couldn’t go into details about the conversation per NFL policy. Henry was granted a temporary restraining order in Suffolk County (N.Y.) Supreme Court to prevent the league from using a urine specimen against him and to prevent the league from disclosing the test results. But an appellate court vacated the order, according to court papers filed in Brooklyn federal court. From news services Travis Henry returned to the field Friday for practice amid uncertainty over his future with the Denver Broncos. Henry, the NFL’s leading rusher, is trying to prevent the league from suspending him over the results of a drug test, according to federal court records. He said he couldn’t comment on the case on the advice of his attorney. Henry plans to play Sunday against San Diego. Broncos coach Mike Shanahan thought that was a strong possibility, as long as Henry’s injured right ankle and knee are up to it. A Newsday report said Henry claims the league violated its substance abuse policy by not allowing his experts to be present for testing of his urine sample, according to the court report. Around the league Steelers: Wide receiver Hines Ward will miss his second game in a row Sunday because of a right knee injury. Nose tackle Casey Hampton (hamstring) and safety Troy Polamalu (rib cage cartilage) did not practice all week and are listed as questionable. Bills: Receiver Peerless Price’s season is likely over after he was scheduled to have surgery Friday to repair a disc in his neck. Giants: Defensive end Osi Umenyiora missed his second practice because of a sore left knee. Umenyiora and receiver Plaxico Burress (ankle) were listed as questionable for Sunday. Redskins: Receiver Santana Moss (groin) didn’t practice and is listed as doubtful for Sunday against Detroit. Chargers: Rookie wide receiver Craig Davis could miss Sunday’s game at Denver with a sprained ankle.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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